Food Safety and Hygiene eLearning course

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires care and support workers involved in handling, storing, preparation or serving of food to be competent and safe to practice in relation to food safety and hygiene and to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Act.

This online training course is aimed at anyone working in a role that regularly involves contact with food in a social care setting and also anyone responsible for managing people in these roles. It can be used as part of induction, to raise awareness, as a refresher or as a foundation course to meet CQC’s requirements.

  • Understanding food law
  • What is food poisoning?
  • The impact of food poisoning
  • Managing food poisoning
  • Bacteria in food
  • Viruses and parasites in food
  • Chilling
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Cross contamination
  • Freezing and defrosting
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food allergies
  • Waste control
  • Pest control
This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Food Safety and Hygiene.
This course will take 60 minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Food Safety and Hygiene eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Food Safety and Hygiene course

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand the basics of food law
  • Know what food poisoning is
  • Understand the impact of food poisoning
  • Know how to manage food poisoning
  • List types of bacteria in food
  • Have a basic knowledge of viruses and parasites in food
  • Understand chilling, cooking and cleaning in relation to food safety
  • Describe what cross contamination is
  • Know how to freeze and defrost food
  • List Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Understand the impact of personal hygiene on food safety
  • Explain the basics of food allergies and their potential danger
  • Have a basic understanding of both waste and pest control

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These tools can help to make learning more inclusive and accessible for learners with visual or hearing impairments, as well as those who speak different languages. By incorporating Recite into our website and Click eLearning platform, we are able to provide our carers with a comprehensive and accessible training solution that helps to promote learning outcomes for all learners.